Colorado Will Laws
Here you will find what is required by state when making a living will. You will also find whether or not this specific state accepts oral or written wills.
Some key terms to keep in mind:
Testator: One who makes or has made a will; one who dies leaving a will.
Holographic Will: A will and testament that has been entirely handwritten and signed by the testator.
Oral Will: An oral will (or "nuncupative" will) is a will that has been delivered orally (that is, in speech) to witnesses, as opposed to the usual form of wills, which is written and according to a proper format.
State Requirements and Will Type Recognition
Code Section15-11-501, et seq.
- Declarant must be competent
- Declarant must be an adult
- document must be executed before 2 competent witnesses
Age of Testator18 years or older and of sound mind
Number of Witnesses RequiredSigned by at least two â€œgenerally competentâ€ persons, either before or after the testators death, each of whom signed within a reasonable time after he or she witnessed, in the conscious presence of the testator, either the signing or testators acknowledgment of signature or of will.
Oral Will RecognitionNot recognized